GUAPDAD 4000 AND !LLMIND ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM 1176 OUT MARCH 19TH VIA PARADISE RISING SHARE NEW SONG AND VIDEO FOR "HOW MANY"

Today, Guapdad 4000 and !LLMIND announce their new collaborative album 1176 and are dropping its first single and video "How Many," which samples the legendary Alice DJ track "Better off Alone." Directed by Chris Simmons, the video is the perfect introduction to this new era of Guap's artistry, exploring pieces of his mind as he finds himself trapped inside a liquor bottle, trying his luck with falconry, and bringing his tattoos to life.
 

Speaking on the collaboration, Guap says: "If !LLMIND had a power it would be to shapeshift, he can do anything! Something like this comes in handy when you need to tell the full spectrum of your story like I did in this music. I had no idea we would stumble upon something this magical though but I guess I should have known that linking up with my Filipino brother would enhance my super powers! Enjoy it scamily."

!LLMIND adds: "Guapdad is literally one of the most talented artists I've ever come across. I know that sounds generic but there really is no better way to describe him. I had such a blast working with him on this project and even though we're from opposite coasts, we are similar in so many ways. He brought the best out of me on this project and made my job easy. The music is crazy!"

Executive produced by !LLMIND, 1176 takes a peek behind the curtain as Guapdad narrates his life up to now, touching on everything from his Filipino upbringing to life with his family in Oakland. In contrast to his last album, the star-studded Dior Deposits, which The New York Times named one of the best albums of the year in 20191176 hones in on Guap telling his own story, with the help of some of his close friends Buddy, P-Lo and Tish Hyman. The album comes out March 19th via 88rising's sister label PARADISE RISING in partnership with Globe, making Guap and !LLMIND the first artists to release a full length project through the young label which is dedicated to uplifting artists of Filipino descent.

Named "the secret weapon of the [Revenge of the Dreamers III] sessions" by Complex, Guapdad 4000 has been one to watch since the start. With a Grammy nomination, a slew of viral singles, and tours with P-Lo, Earthgang (Dreamville) and Denzel Curry already under his belt, the Oakland rapper's talent, creativity and versatility have him set to emerge as one of this year's brightest stars.


 

Guapdad 4000 & !LLMIND
1176
PARADISE RISING
March 19, 2021

 

1. How Many
2. She Wanna feat. P-Lo
3. 10finity
4. Big Shot 
5. Catching Bodies
6. Chandler
7. Muhammad
8. Touch Dough
9. Downgrade
10. Uncle Ricky
11. Gargoyles feat. Tish Hyman
12. PlayStation feat. Buddy
13. Chicken Adobo
14. Stoop Kid

About Guapdad 4000:
Growing up in West Oakland provided the Grammy Nominated, Platinum recording artist Guapdad 4000 (born Akeem Hayes) with a vast treasure chest of invaluable inspiration, encouraging him early on in life to explore his innate talents as a multi-hyphenate creative and eager student of the game. Guapdad's profound sense of humor, paired with his aptitude for commanding attention, translated organically into his lighthearted freestyles and ignited his interest in developing his well-rounded capacities as a vocalist. 

While navigating an upbringing challenged by both parents being in and out of jail at often overlapping time frames, Guapdad 4000 began operating out of a necessity to both survive and take care of his siblings and grandmother. Driven by his greater desire to rise above such calamitous circumstances, he turned to illicit means to make money, such as credit card fraud and petty theft, a path accented by ups and downs that later provided ample material for his original content. 

After releasing a slew of successful hits since, in the summer of 2019, Guapdad 4000 released his highly anticipated debut album, Dior Deposits in October of 2019. In addition to his singles setting the charts on fire and his solo album going viral, Guapdad also continues to build a buzz after his features on Dreamville's Grammy Nominated RIAA Platinum Revenge of the Dreamers 3 album by performing at prominent festivals nationwide and touring with P Lo, Earthgang (Dreamville) and Denzel Curry. 

Guapdad 4000 hasn't just been releasing hit after hit, the music videos that accompany the internet savvy rapper's singles go viral as well thanks to his eye for entertaining visuals. Last year's track "Lil Scammer that Could'' captures the rappers fun but serious personality perfectly and gives fans a look inside the rappers creative mind. Furthermore, Guapdad's innovative visuals and vlogs ultimately earned him a selection for the YouTube Music Foundry. 

With his latest release Platinum Falcon Returns garnering features from artists like Denzel Curry, Boogie, Deante Hitchcock and more, Guapdad 4000 released one of the most exciting and refreshing EP's in Hip Hop of the last year. Guapdad's talent, creativity and versatility marks him as one of the most promising budding stars of the music industry.

 

About PARADISE RISING:
In July 2020, 88rising launched its first sister label PARADISE RISING, dedicated to establishing and promoting Filipino artists globally and in partnership with Globe, a leading full-service telecommunication company in the Philippines. PARADISE RISING's debut release, semilucent EP, is a curated compilation album featuring the most promising Philippine acts, garnering recognition from Forbes, BusinessMirror and Billboard as the platform to highlight such talent. In 2021, PARADISE RISING is set to release new music and sign up-and-coming Filipino artists.

 

About 88rising:
Heralded by Forbes as the bridge between East and West, the face of a new generation of Asian youth by CNN, and an authority on how to create Asian and American pop-culture crossovers by The New Yorker, 88rising is at the forefront of catapulting Asian culture and stories into new dimensions. Refusing to be confined within a single vessel, 88rising has exceptionally executed any and all ideas, while breaking new ground along the way. Best known as the team behind Internet-breaking sensations, including Joji, Rich Brian, Higher Brothers and Keith Ape, 88rising have quickly escalated to selling out world tours, hosting festivals and working with today's biggest stars. To say that 88rising has their finger on the pulse is an understatement. With over 5.1 million subscribers and 2.2 billion views on their YouTube channel, 88rising's influence is undeniable.

 

About Globe: 
Globe is a leading full-service telecommunications company in the Philippines and publicly listed in the Philippine Stock Exchange with the stock symbol GLO. The company serves the telecommunications and technology needs of consumers and businesses across an entire suite of products and services including mobile, fixed, broadband, data connectivity, internet and managed services. It has major interests in financial technology, digital marketing solutions, venture capital funding for startups, and virtual healthcare. Its principals are Ayala Corporation and Singtel, acknowledged industry leaders in the country and in the region. For more information, visit www.globe.com.ph. Follow @enjoyglobe on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

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